Usman Waheed, Muhammad Arshad
Handbook of Medical Laboratory Instrumentation
- 378 Words
- Ages 16 and up
Working in the medical
laboratory is interesting and rewarding, but the laboratory is a complex environment and even small seemingly insignificant actions can result in huge and disastrous impacts on the outcome of testing results. It is imperative that medical laboratory scientists understand every aspect of working in the laboratory environment, and an essential skill necessary to these professionals is the knowledge of the medical instruments he or she will be working within the laboratory and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure qualified and reliable results.
The current handbook is a valuable resource in providing medical laboratory technologists with the knowledge necessary to not only recognize but also effectively utilize the laboratory instruments. This handbook begins with the introduction to the medical technology and medical laboratory terms associated with laboratory equipment and then moves into the important topic of automation, LMIS, and supply chain management. A topic whose importance is usually not emphasized enough is proper and preventative maintenance (PM) for instruments. This important subject is covered in this handbook along with the need to complete and display PM documentation. There is also a section that discusses the various instruments the medical laboratory scientist will use, a history and explanation of the device, and practical and useful information that will help the technologist in successfully using the instrument.
This book will be very useful for the young students and also those working in the clinical pathology laboratories. [more]
Keywords: Medical, Pathology, Laboratory, Education